So when Manny made his famous it’s-not-the-end-of-the-world-if-we-lose comment, I defended him then and there. buy cheap deltasone In fact, I even said “Who Cares?” would make a great 2007 postseason rallying cry and hoped for some entrepreneurial spirit to silk-screen it on some t-shirts. And now that the Red Sox have come back from their […]

First, tonight’s Metro GameDay column: a game of millimeters. Now, the keys to tonight’s game:   For the Red Sox Daisuke Matsuzaka must go big or the Red Sox will go home. He can’t afford to make mistakes—he must locate his fastball, and his breaking stuff must break. It won’t matter if he can’t get […]

For the record, I just have to say, it is unjust to lambaste Manny for a) that weirdo 390 foot single in Game 5 or for b) not sliding into home plate in the same game. First, I flew into a rage Friday morning en route to work when I was listening to Boston’s sports […]

“There’s a much different feeling when he takes the mound than any other guy. I admire it. I don’t know how to explain it. But I’m really glad he’s on my team.” —Josh Beckett’s longtime third baseman (and bodyguard) Mike Lowell. “When you say stuff to Kenny, he’s going to say stuff back.” —Kenny Lofton […]

At this point, this week’s Boston Metro column seems a bit like piling on–after all, what else is there to do on the off-day after three consecutive losses but rip the manager? But I promise you, gentle UmpBump readers, that when I wrote it at the crack of dawn Tuesday morning, I was a lone […]

1. I wasn’t one of the folks itching for Beckett to start that game, and I felt vindicated by Wakefield’s no-hit performance through 4.2 innings. Even after Peralta doubled with 2 down in the fourth, Wakefield got Lofton to ground out and end the inning. I even thought Francona pulled Wakefield out at the right […]

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December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

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In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]